HC Deb 28 April 1890 vol 343 c1521

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the following is correctly transcribed from the Royal Artillery Head Quarter Office, Western District, District Regimental Orders of the 25th March, 1890: Transfers (II.) 968 C. A trumpeter and several gunners are required to complete the establishment of the St. Helena Detachment. Officers commanding will forward A. F. 1391 for any men desirous of transfer by 28th instant. Men of the Roman Catholic persuasion are not to be included; and whether such notices are known of or sanctioned at Head Quarters?


I believe that the Order is correctly quoted from a notice issued in the Western District without reference to Head Quarters. As there will be no Roman Catholic priest available at St. Helena for religious ministration, it was thought advisable to limit this small detachment to denominations for which religious ministrations can be provided.